November 14 - December 6, 2009November 14 - December 6
Tornado Replication Machine; alumnum, steel, plexiglass, electric motor, ultrasonic fogger, rubber, vinyl; 2009.
Mark Porter: Replication Machines, Territorial Markers, and Preliminary DrawingsThe Front presents Replication Machines, Territorial Markers and Preliminary Drawings, an exhibition of recent works by Chicago based visual artist Mark Porter featuring kinetic sculptures and mixed media drawings. Through the fusion of found and custom-made objects, Porter creates mechanical prototypes, which mimic human and animal behavior as well as natural phenomenon. Emphasizing the quality of the hand made object, Porter’s sculptures serve as performative prototypes, which embrace experimentation and the relationship between inventor/invention, invention/user.